A Detailed Comparison of Laser Hair Removal and Electrolysis Treatment

A Detailed Comparison of Laser Hair Removal and Electrolysis Treatment

Unwanted hair is notoriously difficult to remove and difficult to keep. The fast, modern-day technology of laser hair removal has made the hair removal process a whole lot less complicated. Laser hair removal is a highly effective and safe method of hair removal. Another method of hair removal uses short-wave radio instead of lasers- electrolysis. 

What does laser hair removal accomplish?

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way of hair removal. Lasers with wavelengths penetrate the skin, permanently damaging the melanin pigment in each hair and halting further hair growth. This increases the follicle's temperature and shatters the root. This is a good thing because the skin and tissues remain unhampered.

Defining Electrolysis

Electrolysis is a process by which electricity is generated by an electrode placed in a non-conductive solution (water or some other liquid) in order to help conduct electricity, usually through the opposite electrolysis.

Electrolysis is a hair removal method that also damages the hair follicles with tiny needles with electrical current. However, it is also likely that multiple electrolysis treatments may be required because the skin has many hair follicles, and that not all of them will be affected on the first round. To treat new follicles, follow-up treatments are often required.

The Comparison of Both the Treatments

Many people believe that lasers give better results and fewer side effects. Because the lasers come in different head sizes and produce brief, distinct light pulses, hair removal treatments are more successful on larger areas of the body. Electrolysis is a slow, time-consuming, difficult, and expensive.

People have found that laser hair removal also works well for people with very short hair, but must wait two weeks between each session to allow the hairs to grow in the treated area to disperse before a final cessation in hair growth is reached. The end goal of laser hair root treatment is to reduce melanin concentrations. Its laser equipment has a wavelength and a different frequency for dark skin hair as well as fine hair.

Before the laser hair removal treatment, a coolant is applied to the skin to ensure that it is as comfortable as possible. It feels like a warm, soft rubber band touching the skin and causing a slight sting. Electrolysis removes hair with the epilator, by inserting an electrode into the skin. In general, electrolysis is painful as compared to having laser hair removal. Some sources of hair pain during electrolysis include facial hair, armpit hair, eyelash hair under the arms, hair, and pubic hair. A fine probe is inserted into the body, followed by extraction of individual follicles by tweezers. Additionally, this procedure takes longer when compared to other forms of hair removal.

Electrolysis treatment takes 30 to 60 minutes, while it takes 10 to 15 minutes for laser hair removal. Electrolysis treatment can take a lot of time and effort. One must apply an antibacterial ointment after the electrolysis treatment. Touched or scotch is not allowed.

While electrolysis treatment has some side effects such as swelling, itching, crusting, and redness, dry skin, the benefits outweigh these factors. Many people who get laser hair removal experience mild to moderate swelling and redness on their skin as side effects. In conclusion, the electrolysis method is not applicable to large areas of the body, and also produces scars.

The laser treatment takes significantly less time to complete than electrolysis. The best results are usually obtained in four to eight treatments. The goal of electrolysis is to treat coarse hair in certain locations. You must return for an annual session for hair removal treatments with a laser.

Laser hair removal is precise, but does not harm the surrounding tissue. To match your hair density, skin color, hair color, and hair distribution, the laser removal device is calibrated. It is important to follow proper aftercare treatment and care protocols in order to obtain the optimum results. People who have had the treatment should avoid the sun for a short period of time and should wear loose-sleeved clothing for a few days.

Very fine hairs like eyelashes, body hair follicles under the skin, and/follicular ingrowth under the chin are unaffected by electrolysis. The laser hair removal procedure can be done on almost any part of the body, including the face, the upper lips, the back, the arms, the stomach, and the lower legs. Visit Longevity Regenerative Institute in OKC to book your appointment for the said treatment.

**Disclaimer: This content is neither a medical advice nor it  imply a doctor-patient relationship.

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